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Lorna B. Estep:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Selected for reassignment as Deputy Director for Supply Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Lorna B. Estep, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Director of Logistics Readiness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for organizing, training and equipping 33,000 people worldwide in the Air Force logistics readiness career field. In addition, logistics readiness integrates Air Force agile combat support concepts, doctrine, exercises and sustainment policies with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, defense agencies, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and combatant commanders and major command staffs. The directorate executes the Combat Support Center mission, and establishes and implements Air Force materiel management, fuels, vehicles and equipment policy. Logistics readiness defines and integrates installations and logistics management information system requirements for the Global Combat Support System, and it plans and coordinates transformation and innovation for logistics. Additionally the directorate oversees the Air Force Logistics Management Agency at Gunter Annex, Ala., and the Air Force-controlled joint personnel shipping offices across the United States.
Ms. Estep started her career as a Navy logistics management intern. As former Director of the Joint Center for Flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing, she developed and coordinated joint requirements, pilots and programs for logistics, engineering, and production and repair within the Department of Defense and its industrial base. These pilots included generic techniques for digital data acquisition and management across weapon systems, including AEGIS, M1A2 and the FA-22. As the first program manager for Rapid Acquisition of Manufactured Parts, she implemented one of the first integrated and agile data-driven manufacturing systems. Other automation projects she managed include material handling systems, and warehouse, distribution control and transportation management systems.
Ms. Estep served as Technical Director of Information Technology Initiatives at the Naval Supply Systems Command. In this position, she directed the development, integration and implementation of complex technical data systems and other advanced information initiatives for the Navy. As the Director of Joint Logistics Systems Center, Ms. Estep had the duties of a commanding officer for a major subordinate command. In addition, she acted as the Logistics Community Manager, an emerging organization to coordinate and implement the revised Defense Department logistics strategy for achieving Joint Vision 2010 through modern information techniques and processes. She also served as the Chief Information Officer for Naval Sea Systems Command, where she was responsible for establishing and managing command-wide information technology architecture, capital planning, policy, IT budget and security. She also managed the headquarters' campus IT operations. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Executive Director, Headquarters Materiel Systems Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The group is a direct reporting unit of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. The MSG manages more than 200 of the command?s business and logistics information systems.
EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in biology, University of South Florida, Tampa
1982 Master of Science degree in administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1989 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. August 1978 - August 1980, Navy logistics management intern, Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
2. August 1980 - August 1981, transportation specialist, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
3. August 1981 - December 1983, program control team leader, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
4. January 1984 - June 1986, branch Director of Warehousing, Equipment and Systems, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
5. June 1986 - June 1992, Manager, Rapid Acquisition and Manufacture of Parts Program, Arlington, Va. (December 1991 - December 1993, Director, Joint Center for Flexible Computer Integration Manufacturing, North Charleston, S.C.)
6. January 1994 - January 1995, Technical Director, Information Technology Initiatives, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
7. January 1995 - April 1996, Director of Enterprise Integration, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
8. April 1996 - July 1997, Director of Plans, Programs and Resources, Joint Logistics Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
9. July 1997 - October 1998, Logistics Community Manager and Deputy Director, later, Director, Joint Logistics Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. October 1998 - March 1999, Chief Information Officer, Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
11. March 1999 - June 2003, Executive Director, Headquarters Materiel Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. June 2003 - present, Deputy Director of Logistics Readiness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association International
Senior member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
International Advisory Board for Concurrent Engineering
1990 National Capital Region Award and national nominee, Society of Logistics Engineers
1991 Navy Civilian Meritorious Medal
1993 Navy Civilian Distinguished Service Medal
1993 Military adviser, Lean Production Sub Panel, Defense Science Board
1980 - 1995 Outstanding performance awards
1981 - 1992 Sustained superior performance awards
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Acquisition professional
Level III Program Management

 

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